IED Barcelona students presented their sustainable tourism proposals

On Thursday June 10, within the framework of the BDW Pro, the activity “New Tourism – New Scenarios for a Sustainable Future” took place, where the 4th year students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Artistic Teaching of Interior Design and Product Design of IED Barcelona presented their final projects focused on the future of tourism.

Taking the city of Barcelona as a case study and with the covid-19 as a backdrop, the proposals tried to respond with innovative services, products or spaces to the evolution of the needs and habits of users, the change in the system of priorities and the appearance of new requirements and regulations in the tourism sector.

 On the one hand, proposals with a strong technological component were presented. Of note are capsule cars or futuristic design accommodations to transport and accommodate travelers in a hypothetical future that demands greater security guarantees, as well as stratospheric balloons that explore the possibilities of space tourism.

 From a more local perspective, other projects bet on the discovery of the city, its green spaces or heritage. Students have devised diverse interventions that appeal to connect with nature, inclusion, or emotional ties to the environment. A sensory space to discover the identity of Barcelona through senses other than sight, ergonomic and sustainable blocks conceived as resting, reading or socializing points in parks and gardens or ephemeral light installations in Parc Güell trees are some examples.

 Gastronomy and leisure activities to strengthen the feeling of belonging or the interaction between citizens and visitors are other lines of action materialized in the projects. From interventions in the local markets of the city through culinary experiences, to public spaces of dynamic connection between locals and tourists.

 This presentation was made at the Disseny Hub Barcelona, ​​co-organized with Barcelona Design centre and with the collaboration of Barcelona Global.